You and your new Mr or Mrs will be glowing after saying “I do”. Make sure your venue is sparkling just as much as you are with these five shining ideas to light up your dream day with!
Lighting shouldn’t just be practical, it should be magical, however you define that. Whether you want a glamorous chandelier, romantic candles, breath-taking sunsets or the fiery charm of sparklers and fireworks, it’s time to add lighting to your reception decor list. Carefully put together, the right wedding lighting will create the atmosphere you want and enhance all your decor and dress details. Here’s how to achieve that softly lit look for your own wedding day.
These twinkling beauties have fairytale magic in their name, so you know they’ll create a magical effect. From a distance and out of focus, fairylights add that irresistible warm glow in the background, giving even the most imposing of venues a softness. Drape fairylights from the ceiling and beams or wrap around centrepieces for beautifully romantic wedding lighting.
Candles will create that sought-after soft light that flickers all night long. Their gentle glow evokes intimacy, perfect as your wedding reception moves through to slow dancing and your wedding night. Traditional weddings will suit candelabra, while more rustic, relaxed or bohemian celebrations will wow with jam jar candles, decorated in hessian, lace and your choice of ribbons.
For a more modern take on wedding lighting, consider adding LED illuminated letters to your reception decor. They look great on the dance floor and are very versatile, working equally well in barn and industrial venues alike.
This wedding lighting option might only last for moments, but sparklers are making it onto more and more wedding must-have lists. Double them up as your wedding favours so you can head outdoors once the sun has set, then light them up and have your photographer on hand to snap your sparkly celebrations!
Don’t forget natural light. Depending on the location and time of year that you choose for your big day, you’ll have different levels of natural light to work with at different times. If you can, leave yourself time to slip away for a few sunset photographs with your new husband or wife. The colourful sky will create an utterly captivating backdrop for an intimate moment together, whether it’s filled with orange, pink or purple tones.
For more wedding lighting tips to make sure you get it completely right, check out this guide on how to do just that!